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SOC 352 Addressing Injustice: Quantitative Research Methods

This course introduces the basic design of sociological research with a focus on the quantitative methods, procedures, and techniques appropriate to researching issues of social justice. Empirical data are fundamental to evaluating claims and challenging injustice. Our emphasis will be on choosing appropriate methods for analyzing data and using those methods to understand how statistical results can be applied to solving global problems. Students will share their research results using effective report writing skills. A primary goal of the course is to learn how to critically analyze sociological research. A secondary goal is to demonstrate how statistical data and quantitative methods can be powerful tools for addressing injustice as well as a marketable skill for the sociology major. Prerequisite: SOC 131 or SOC 203. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: SS-2, DSINQ. (3)